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November 8, 2016

Meet Jen Cohen, UW’s new athletic director

When Jennifer Cohen was named UW’s new Athletic Director, she needed no introduction to Husky Nation. She’s worked at the University of Washington for 18 years. UW 360 discovered Cohen’s ties to the purple and gold go back even further than that. Watch the story here.  

November 3, 2016

Celebrating the reopening of historic Denny Hall

Last week, the College of Arts & Sciences and Office of External Affairs celebrated the reopening of the UW’s historic Denny Hall. The building underwent extensive restoration beginning in summer 2015 and reopened to students, faculty and staff this autumn. The oldest building on campus (it was constructed in 1895) is now the newest! Learn…

October 27, 2016

UW regional dental program wins top national award

The UW’s Regional Initiatives in Dental Education (RIDE) program has received a top national award in dental education. This groundbreaking School of Dentistry program began in 2008 and seeks to improve access to dental care in rural and underserved areas of Washington state. On Monday, the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) announced that the UW…

October 19, 2016

State and local leaders recognize Together UW Day – October 21, 2016

In recognition of the launch of the university’s Be Boundless – For Washington, For the World philanthropic campaign, Governor Jay Inslee, King County Executive Dow Constantine, and City of Spokane Mayor David Condon offered their support in proclamations and a salutation, recognizing October 21, 2016 as “Together UW Day.” See the proclamations and salutation on the State Relations…

October 11, 2016

Campus Master Plan draft available for review

The 2018 Draft Seattle Campus Master Plan provides the framework for the University of Washington’s future campus development. Progressive and sustainable, it balances the preservation of the core campus with the need to accommodate increasing density. The plan integrates the UW’s academic, research, and service missions with its capital plan objectives. Learn more about the…

October 6, 2016

Amazon pledges $10 million for computer science expansion

Amazon announced that it will donate $10 million toward the construction of a new computer-science building on the UW campus. Read more from UW Today.  

October 3, 2016

New from UW 360: Seeds of hope

Watch this new UW 360 episode to meet Marine combat veteran and UW grad, Christopher Brown. He shares how he combined his own personal struggle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) with his UW education to help his fellow veterans. Brown’s non-profit organization, “Growing Veterans,” seeks to reconnect veterans with civilian life through a sustainable…

September 28, 2016

UW and Tsinghua break ground on GIX

The University of Washington and Tsinghua University hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the Global Innovation Exchange (GIX) last week in Bellevue. A global partnership between the UW and Tsinghua University, with early support from Microsoft, GIX will help elevate the greater Seattle region as a center for innovation. Located in Bellevue’s Spring District in a…

September 27, 2016

Xiamen and Boeing celebrate inaugural Shenzhen-Seattle Dreamliner service

On Tuesday, Xiamen Airlines and Boeing celebrated inaugural service by the airline between Shenzhen and Seattle by the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The service launched September 26 and is the first direct international service between Shenzhen and the United States and the first long-haul route originating in Xiamen with an end point the United States. Xiamen…

September 13, 2016

New from UW 360: Husky football’s Huard brothers

The name “Huard” is basically football royalty in the Pacific Northwest. Brothers Damon and Brock Huard were starting quarterbacks at the University of Washington in the 1990s and both went on to play in the NFL. Years later, both still maintain deep ties to the UW. UW360 caught up with the brothers – watch it…

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